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Keep the Home Fires Burning

Music & Poetry of
World War I  

Keep the Home Fires Burning is a recital of clarinet and poetry about The First World War. Sometimes accompanied by piano, it combines tunes of the period with poetry, weaving them into one continuous performance. Much of the programme consists of poems written by poets who served in The Great War, including Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, John Mcrae, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg. The music, made famous at the time, features a range of composers including Ivor Novello, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin. 

Listen (excerpts from live performances)

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